Rodgers opened up the scoring for the Red Bulls in just the second minute when he directed a Dane Richards attempt into the back of his net with an opportunistic header before finishing some good work from Thierry Henry in the 15th minute.
The 29-year old then turned provider for Henry, playing a pinpoint floating ball to the backpost where the Frenchman was able to score with a diving header to wrap up proceedings at a soaking wet Red Bull Arena.
Rodgers joins four other players who scored braces to be nominated for the Player of the Week prize.
2011 MLS Players of the Week
Week 1: Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 2: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Week 3: Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Week 4: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 5: Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)